Buxton, home of Buxton Water, is a thermal spa town nestled in the centre of the beautiful Peak District and the UK’s oldest National Park. It is not surprising it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, with its stunning ornamental gardens and famous Georgian and Victorian architecture which provide an impressive backdrop to a rich and vibrant range of music, theatre and festivals. With a wealth of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, natural wonders such as Poole’s Cavern, attractions such as Go Ape, Buxton Raceway and two golf courses, there is something for everyone.
Within easy reach of Sheffield, Stoke on Trent, Derby, Stockport and Macclesfield and with excellent rail services to Manchester, Buxton is the gateway to the Peak District. The town's proximity to these metropolitan centres makes it the ideal location for the commuter who wants to live away from the hustle and bustle or who enjoys the wealth of outdoor pursuits available nearby.
Portrait of Buxton
Set amidst the dramatic Peak District landscape, Buxton has been a popular holiday resort for centuries with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture and a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants. Buxton supports a thriving arts scene centred on the town's Opera House and the Buxton Festival, held every summer, attracts performers and audiences from all over the world.